“Trino’s World” Exhibition, Celebrating the Work Of Mexican Cartoonist, Is Now Open At Comic-Con Museum

Comic-Con Museum and the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego has opened “Trino’s World” (El Mundo de Trino), an exhibition dedicated to one of the most popular and celebrated cartoonists in Mexico, José Trinidad Camacho, better known as Trino.

Welcome to Trino’s World

The exhibition brings together drawings, watercolors, sketches, and objects from Trino’s personal collection that offer a unique glimpse into the creative universe of the artist, born in Guadalajara, Jalisco in 1961. “Trino’s World” is the first exhibition in a museum in the United States of this Mexican master of humor. The exhibit is open until July 5.

“It is our honor to work with the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego to bring the work of this renowned artist to the Comic-Con Museum,” said Rita Vandergaw, Comic-Con Museum executive director, “and as a binational community we are doubly excited to highlight Trino’s work.”

With a professional career spanning more than 40 years in print and electronic media, Trino has received numerous awards, including the National Prize for Journalism in Political Cartoons in 2000 and the Inkpot Award at Comic-Con in 2022 for his contributions to the world of comics.

He has published more than 20 books with his comic strips and drawings. Together with his “partner-in-comics,” the cartoonist Jis, he created the animated film “El Santos vs La Tetona Mendoza” in 2012, and since 2021, they have hosted the television program “La Chora Interminable” together, which is broadcast weekly in Mexico.

Through his memorable characters and series such as “El Santos y la Tetona Mendoza,” “El Rey Chiquito,” “Fábulas de Policías y Ladrones,” and “Don Taquero,” Trino both satirizes and celebrates the joys and absurdities of life in Mexico. He uses his own personal and unmistakable humorous language to build the world of Trino which is already a significant part of Mexican popular culture.

“With his personal vision of humor, Trino has become a true icon of Mexican popular culture,” said the Consul General of Mexico, Carlos González Gutiérrez. “The fact that Comic-Con Museum has opened the space for an exhibition of his versatile work speaks of the impact that this beloved and respected cartoonist from Jalisco has achieved beyond our borders, to the point that his art today serves as a bridge for dialogue and understanding between the people of Mexico and the United States.”

The exhibit opened April 25, 2023. “Trino’s World” has the generous support of Hyundai, Cross Border Xpress, and the government of the city of Guadalajara.

“As a service provider dedicated to connecting our binational region, Cross Border Xpress is proud to support the ‘Trino’s World’ exhibition which recognizes the important work of this Mexican artist, and to celebrate Comic-Con Museum’s first binational exhibition,” said Jorge Goytortua, CEO, Cross Border Xpress.

“For a global and socially responsible company like Hyundai, whose motto is ‘United for a better future,’ it is important to support cultural manifestations,” said Eng. Fernando Ruiz Arce of the Hyundai group. “We believe in culture as an element that unifies and crosses borders, and this is the case with this exhibition dedicated to the work of cartoonist Trino, an excellent representative of Mexican humor.”

See you there

Comic-Con Museum is open from 10AM to 5PM. Tuesday through Sunday, with the last entry at 4PM. Standard admission is $25 (adults ages 18-plus); children (ages 6-12) are $12; and seniors (65+), juniors (13-17), and military are $18. Children five and under are free. Tickets can be purchased here.

See you there, San Diego!

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